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New Health Home opening late Summer

Increasing access to primary team-based care for 10,000 people without a family doctor

This Health Home will help to meet some of the immediate primary care needs in the region by attaching 10,000 people to a team-based model of care. Ten new family physicians and nurse practitioners will provide care in a new Kingston site to start to address the increasing shortage of such services. This Health Home will be for people who don’t currently have a primary care provider within the defined geographic area in the Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.


People will be rostered to the Health Home team using a combination of the Health Care Connect registry, place of residence, and targeted priorities, including people who are pregnant, newborns, and people who have been discharged from hospital and require timely follow-up care, including cancer patients. 


  • 340 Union Street (former St. Mary’s of the Lake)



  • expected to open by the end of summer



  • access will be seven days a week

This new Health Home will:

  • Provide access to a team of health-care professionals, including a primary care doctor, a nurse practitioner, mental health workers, nurses and allied health professionals to support preventative care and manage chronic disease 

  • Promote wellness and disease prevention by connecting people to the resources they need in the community, including housing, food-sharing programs and other community supports 

  • Provide referrals to specialists, when needed

  • Focus on the quality of care, making health care available in a way that strives to meet their individual needs

  • Strive to become a pilot for the province of Ontario toward a new innovative model of primary care


Kingston Community Health Centre and its Board of Directors are formally responsible for this new Health Home.


An Advisory Committee, consisting of key community sponsors and other interested parties provides advice and guidance to the Health Home on key matters relating to operations, strategy and fundraising.  

The development of this model and plan have been made possible by the contribution of multiple partners as listed below (in alphabetical order). 

  • City of Kingston 

  • Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Ontario Health Team 

  • Kingston Community Health Centres (official lead agency) 

  • Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFLA) Public Health 

  • Kingston Health Sciences Centre 

  • Lennox & Addington County General Hospital 

  • Providence Care 

  • Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences (Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Rehabilitation Therapy) 

  • Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO) 

            What is a Health Home?


A person's Health Home is their home base for easy access to all the health care and wellness services they need to live their healthiest life.

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